Green Power Partnership
|Arlington County, VA|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||18.8%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Environmental Web Page|
Arlington County's purchases of green power are one aspect of its comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from County operations by 25 percent by 2020 (from a 2007 baseline). In 2013, the County Board adopted a community energy plan as an element of the Arlington Comprehensive Plan. This energy plan looks at improving energy use, energy supply, energy security, and economic competitiveness to 2050, with a headline goal of reducing carbon emissions to 3 metric tons per capita in 2050 (down from 13 mt/capita in 2007). Action items to increase energy efficiency, enhance energy supply, and delivery reliable low- and no-carbon energy are emerging from this effort.